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Minecraft & Scratch

Class Schedule

In the Minecraft & Scratch class, kids will learn how to use Scratch to program characters in Minecraft.  Students will use all the computer programming concepts they learned in Scratch and apply it to programming in Minecraft.

Students will do the following things in the class:

  • Program a character to move.
  • Program an automated pet to follow the player.
  • Program a character to detect different types of blocks.
  • Program an automated character to search for different types of blocks, mine them, and return them to the player.
  • Continue to practice and improve their coding skills.

Who is this coding class for?

  • Children 7-10 & 10-12 years old
  • Completed at least Scratch Beginner II (or by approval)
  • Laptops and hardware devices provided

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to use Scratch to program characters in Minecraft.
  • Continue to develop core coding skills.
  • Cultivate and Develop problem-solving and critical logic skills.
  • Appreciation of the application of Science and Mathematics in coding.

Class Structure

  • Course Duration: 6 hours
  • Small Class Size: 6 students maximum

 

Upcoming Classes

STEM Lab: Scratch (AGE 10-12)

STEM Lab: Scratch coding classes are intermediate level coding classes that teach new coding ideas using a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Art) area of focus, such as LEGO robotics, game physics, game design, creative writing, Minecraft, and more.  Kids continue to develop new coding skills and hone existing skills all while exploring a new subject.  This allows kids to apply their coding skills to real, concrete problems, while doing something they enjoy!  Learn something new! And have fun!

Requirements
Completed Scratch Beginner 2 (or by approval)

Classes
All STEM Lab Classes (Ages 10-12)
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

 

STEM Lab: Scratch (General Class)
This STEM coding class has a broad focus which explores many different STEM themes.  This lets kids explore  different technologies such as A.I., augmented reality, game design, mathematics, computer science, music, and more.  The content for this class is always different from the themed STEM classes, so students can take the general STEM classes and the themed STEM classes, without repeating lessons.
After School | Weekend


STEM Themed Coding Classes
These coding classes focus on one STEM theme.  Allowing kids to dive deep into a specific technology.

STEM Lab: Scratch & Minecraft
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & Game Design
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & micro:bit
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & LEGO Robotics
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & mBot Robotics
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & Creative Writing 
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & Game Physics 
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & Biology 
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp


Who is this for?

Children 10-12 years old

Completed at least Scratch Beginners 2

Course Structure

Weekend
(Saturday or Sunday)
2 hours x 4 days

After-School
(1 day a week)
1.5 hours x 4 days

Holiday Camps
(Monday–Friday)
2 hours x 5 days

Class Info

Small Class Size: 8 students maximum

Laptop provided (one per child)

 


Physics – Projectile motion

Biology – Cell division

In this day and age, coding skills are no longer just important for software developers.  Coding skills are becoming more and more important for vast ranges of disciplines, from the core sciences, to graphic designers, to sound produces, animators, and more.

STEM Lab: Scratch (AGE 7-9)

STEM Lab: Scratch coding classes are intermediate level coding classes that teach new coding ideas using a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Art) area of focus, such as LEGO robotics, game physics, game design, creative writing, Minecraft, and more.  Kids continue to develop new coding skills and hone existing skills all while exploring a new subject.  This allows kids to apply their coding skills to real, concrete problems, while doing something they enjoy!  Learn something new! And have fun!

Requirements
Completed Scratch Beginner 2 (or by approval) 

Classes
All STEM Lab Classes (Ages 7-9)
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch (General Class)
This STEM coding class has a broad focus which explores many different STEM themes.  This lets kids explore  different technologies such as A.I., augmented reality, game design, mathematics, computer science, music, and more.  The content for this class is always different from the themed STEM classes, so students can take the general STEM classes and the themed STEM classes, without repeating lessons.  
After School | Weekend


STEM Themed Coding Classes
These coding classes focus on one STEM theme.  Allowing kids to dive deep into a specific technology.

STEM Lab: Scratch & Minecraft
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & Game Design
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & micro:bit
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & LEGO Robotics
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & mBot Robotics
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & Creative Writing 
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & Game Physics 
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

STEM Lab: Scratch & Biology 
After School | Weekend | Holiday Camp

Who is this for?

Children 7-9 years old

Completed at least Scratch Beginners 2

Course Structure

Weekend 
(Saturday or Sunday)
2 hours x 4 days

After-School 
(1 day a week)
1.5 hours x 4 days

Holiday Camps
(Monday–Friday)
2 hours x 5 days

Class Info

Small Class Size: 6 students maximum

Laptop provided (one per child)


Physics – Projectile motion

Biology – Cell division

In this day and age, coding skills are no longer just important for software developers.  Coding skills are becoming more and more important for vast ranges of disciplines, from the core sciences, to graphic designers, to sound produces, animators, and more.

Caleb enjoyed the course so much.. He is greatly inspired and created a new game today.. He could also articulate what he has learnt..Trionna, Caleb’s Mother
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mBot Robotics & Scratch

Camp Schedule

In the Tinker Garage mBot Robotics & Scratch camp, kids spend all their time programming mBot  robots using mBot’s version of Scratch called MakeBlock.

In this course, students will learn about robotics and program mBots .

Who is this coding class for?

  • Children 6-12 & 12-17 years old
  • Completed at least Scratch Beginner II (or by approval)
  • No experience with robotics required
  • Laptops and hardware devices provided

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to use Scratch to program external hardware devices (mBots).
  • Continue to develop core coding skills.
  • Cultivate and Develop problem-solving and critical logic skills.
  • Appreciation of the application of Science and Mathematics in coding.

Class Structure

  • Course Duration: 10 hours
  • Small Class Size: 6 students maximum

 

Upcoming mBot Robotics & Scratch Camps

LEGO Robotics & Scratch

Camp Schedule

In the Tinker Garage LEGO Robotics & Scratch camp, kids spend all their time programming LEGO Wedo robots using Scratch.   LEGO WeDo is a popular educational robotics kit for kids.

In this course, students will learn about robotics, build LEGO robots, and most importantly learn how to  write Scratch programs to control the robots.  Their Scratch programs will interact with the real world using the LEGO WeDo motor, motion sensor, and tilt sensor.  Kids will also learn how to use the LEGO sensors to provide feedback to their Scratch programs, enabling things like interactive game controllers, motion alarms, and Scratch games that intersect with the real world.

Who is this coding class for?

  • Children 6-12 & 12-17 years old
  • Completed at least Scratch Beginner II (or by approval)
  • No experience with robotics required
  • Laptops and hardware devices provided

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to use Scratch to program external hardware devices (LEGO WeDo).
  • Continue to develop core coding skills.
  • Cultivate and Develop problem-solving and critical logic skills.
  • Appreciation of the application of Science and Mathematics in coding.

Class Structure

  • Course Duration: 10 hours
  • Small Class Size: 6 students maximum

 

Upcoming Lego Robotics & Scratch Camps